Superior Essex Communications LP has introduced its "new and improved" 10Gain XP Cat 6A Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cables with a nominal diameter of 0.275 inches. The re-designed 10Gain XP cable offers a smaller size that allows for higher cable density in conduits, pathways, and shelves; in addition, the smaller form-factor of the cable makes deployment easier, contends the company.
Each cable is constructed with a unique, non-conducting Isolation Wrap around the core that blocks Alien Crosstalk (AXT), which is electromagnetic interference from adjacent cables. This cable maintains the same 3 dB AXT margin performance over the requirements of ANSI/TIA-568-C.2.
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“The new reduced diameter 10Gain XP Cat 6A UTP cable provides our customers with improved space utilization in horizontal and vertical pathways, while maintaining the same great performance that our customers need to run their data center applications,” says Dr. Paul Neveux, Director of Premises Product Management at Superior Essex Communications LP.
The 10Gain XP Cat 6A UTP cables are also part of the company's NextLAN AXi cabling system that offers 4 dB of AXT margin over ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 requirements, which aids in supporting higher data rate demands as well as future technologies. The electrical performance of the system exceeds industry requirements for permanent link with lengths as short as 10 ft. This attribute is extremely important for data centers, since other Cat 6A UTP cabling systems may not meet all permanent link electrical requirements in these short lengths, notes the company.
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